Former first lady Michelle Obama voted the ‘most admired woman’ by Americans this year, knocking Hillary Clinton from the top spot.
This is the first time in 17 years that Clinton has not been voted most admired woman. This year she came in third with four per cent of the vote after Oprah Winfrey in second with five per cent and Obama with 15 per cent.
The Gallup Poll has been carried out almost every single year since 1946. For the 2018 poll, a total of 1,025 adults were asked to name a man and woman, from anywhere in the world, who they admired most.
Clinton was named the most admired woman in 1993 and 1994 for the first two terms of her husband Bill Clinton’s presidency. She claimed the top spot again in 1997 through 2000. She was the most admired woman from 2002 through 2017, during which she was a 2 time presidential candidate, a US senator and secretary of state.
The current US president Donald Trump wasn’t far behind with 13 percent, putting him in second place and making him one of only two incumbent presidents to have never taken the top spot.
Michelle Obama has had a pretty good year after releasing her first biographical memoir, ‘Becoming’, which stood out as a best seller.